The San Francisco Giants have provided us with plenty of memorable moments in the past decade. A walk-off inside-the-park home run from Angel Pagan in 2013 was among the most exciting.
This decade of San Francisco Giants baseball has provided no shortage of memorable moments.
While many of them took place during the postseason, there were plenty of moments during the regular season that made our jaws drop as well.
One such moment was Angel Pagan‘s walk-off inside-the-park home run against the Colorado Rockies during the 2013 season.
You simply couldn’t draw up a more exciting play in the game of baseball. A normal inside the park home run is exhilarating in and of itself. But an inside-the-parker to win the game? That takes things to an entirely different level.
Here’s a quick refresher of the play:
Beyond the play itself, everything about that video is perfect.
Duane Kuiper’s play-by-play is superb, the camera work adds to the excitement, and the crowd reaction as you would expect is electrifying.
The shot of Pagan barreling around third base on his way home is one of the few times I have seen that camera shot and something about it just further adds to the excitement of the play.
Of course, any analysis of one of the most exciting plays you will see would be incomplete without acknowledging third base coach Tim Flannery, who nearly beating Pagan down the line to home plate. It was an incredibly gutsy call to send him and obviously, it paid off.
You will be hard-pressed to find a more exciting ending to a baseball game than that one. The play is also a reminder of the excitement that may be lost if the Giants do indeed shorten Triples Alley sometime in the future.
As the 2010s come to a close, it never hurts to take a trip down memory lane at some of the most memorable moments that the San Francisco Giants.